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Yes. Being an entrepreneur is one of the criteria that make you eligible for our program
Our program is sector agnostic, unless otherwise stated. This means that we look for young entrepreneurs from a wide variety of sectors who have founded a scalable and tech-based startup.
You need to have at least a working prototype and have ideally some tractions. If your startup is at a later stage, you are also eligible to apply for the program.
Unfortunately not. The program focuses on entrepreneurs who already have their own startup and are looking to grow their business.
Yes. All the workshops and communications in the program will be conducted in English so all participants are required to demonstrate a good proficiency of English.
Simply click on ‘Apply’ at the top menu and follow the links provided. If you are the founder of a startup eligible for application you can download the guidelines for application from the application page and follow the instructions. If you are applying as a trainee, simply click on the respective links on the application page to fill out the application form.
Yes. We encourage startup founders to apply again even if they had not been accepted into the 250Startups Program before. A rejection is not a judgement of entrepreneurial skills or the business idea as the application process is highly competitive.
Yes. We give 1million RWF to each company that is used to help the startups for their fieldwork, for marketing purpose, launching their project etc.
Facility (An office, internet, transport, lunch)
A trainee Lawyer & a trainee financial officer
Mentors to help your business grow
An Incubation Specialist that help them in their everyday work
Trainings for building a company that is fundable
Visibility through events
Yes unless you have a partner who will be attending with you and whenever you have anytime you don’t come your startup will be represented by one of the founder.